From the Wire….Cubs Acquire Kevin Gregg from the Marlins

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have acquired Kevin Gregg from the Florida Marlins in anticipation of possibly losing Kerry Wood to free agency. Buster Olney reported on that his sources indicated Jose Ceda will be sent to Florida in the deal. Update – 1:47pm C.T. – The deal is official. […]

Minor League Report – 06/02/08

The CCO’s Minor League Report returns from a long break on the Monday before the 2008 Draft. The Cubs have the 19th pick in the first round on Thursday and the 41st pick as compensation from the Brewers for signing Jason Kendall in the off-season. ESPN is predicting the Cubs will take Alex Meyer, 6’7″ […]

Minor League Report – 04/25/08

The Cubs’ farm system received a boost this past week when Josh Vitters made his debut for the Peoria Chiefs. The rest of his week was not as good as his first game but at least the Cubs’ top prospect is now in A ball. Sean Gallagher turned in a great start with 12 strikeouts […]

Prospect Spotlight – Dae-Eun Rhee

From time to time this season, the CCO will profile a player from the Cubs’ minor league system. Dae-Eun Rhee garnered attention in the off-season after Baseball America named him the 16th best prospect in the Cubs’ organization. Rhee made the Peoria Chiefs’ roster and has had a solid start to his first season pitching […]

Minor League Report – 04/11/08

The Cubs’ minor league teams kicked off a new season last week just a few days behind the big league club. There are plenty of expectations surrounding the Cubs’ farm system this year. One is to show that this is in fact an improving system that is capable of producing Major League talent. Overall, the […]

Minor League Rosters and Cuts Announced

The Cubs recently announced the Opening Day rosters for each of their farm teams as well as a few notable cuts. A couple of highly touted prospects received their assignments for the new season that begins this week. Jeff Samardzija, Donald Veal and Tyler Colvin will start the year in Double-A. Jose Ceda will start […]

10 Prospects to Watch

These are no particular order, just prospects to keep your eye on. I’m limiting this list to players with no Major League experience. So guys like Geovany Soto, Kevin Hart and Sean Gallagher are not going to be on it. Also, I divided up the slots so it would be 5 hitters and 5 pitchers. […]

The Good and The Ugly

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 5 Angels 6 WP – Ervin Santana (1-0) LP – Ryan Dempster (2-1) Save – Rich Thompson (1) Ryan Dempster’s fourth outing of the spring started much like the other three. He worked fast, was efficient and retired the Angels in order in the 1st inning. The Cubs’ offense […]

Just Say No

Should the Cubs trade several prospects for Brian Roberts? Should they trade for Marlon Byrd of the Texas Rangers? The short answer to both of them is a resounding no.

Roster Reduction and Soriano’s Return

According to a report on, Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry announced the first round of cuts on Friday morning. The Cubs reduced their roster by sending Esmailin Caridad, Jose Ceda, Geoff Jones, Tyler Colvin, Andres Torres, Bobby Scales, Welington Castillo and Josh Donaldson to minor league camp. They also optioned Billy Petrick to Triple-A […]